Workshops/Retreats

Workshops/Retreats

Expand your horizons…

Explore ways to deepen your yoga practice, improve your health, or challenge your mind!  Join us for a workshop or yoga retreat to deeply nourish your whole self. Each year we offer specialized workshops on yoga for back care and yoga for scoliosis, as well as ones exploring the chakras and other modalities for healing. Return here often to find events that intrigue you to expand your understanding of yourself and yoga.

Restorative Yoga ClassesIMG_2808webwp
Immerse yourself in deep rest to heal and nourish, to dream, and refresh yourself on all levels. Yoga poses are held for varying lengths of time, supported by a collection of bolsters, blankets, blocks, and other yoga props.

Restorative Yoga
Every other Sunday  5-6:30pm  $20
October 22 – with Linda Franklin – Yoga Nidra Restorative
November 5 – with Carla McAdams

 

Essential Oils for Women’s Healthoil bottles
with Kimberly Jackson
Sunday, October 22  1-2:30pm  Free!

Join us while we discuss the best essential oils for women’s health. We will cover essential oil recipes for hormone balance, thyroid support, healthy hair, nails and skin and so much more. First time attendees will receive an essential oil blend customized for their specific health concern.

Kim Jackson pixKimberly Jackson is a wife, mother of two, and young breast cancer survivor. Following her breast cancer diagnosis, she began her search for a healthier lifestyle which led her to become a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA. She works as a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and is knowledgeable and passionate about using essential oils daily for optimal health and wellness. She enjoys educating others on natural effective solutions to promote a healthy lifestyle.

 

Scarecrows and Superheroes!

Moms, Dads, kids, & the whole family are invited tokids_halloween
Family Yoga, Halloween Style
with Audra Monk, the queen of FUN!
Sunday October 29   1-2PM   $15/family

Join us for a fun afternoon for the whole family practicing imagination yoga for Halloween, where we can be and do anything! Let’s get together to move, imagine and explore together.  For kids 4 years – teens, plus parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles…

Wear a costume if you feel inspired! Treats and fun for everyone!

 

Pause *Breathe *Move *Listen *Reconnectwomancircle
-an afternoon of rediscovery with Julie Kaus
Sunday  November 5  1-4PM, $45

Women worldwide are on a spiritual search to recover and reclaim our wholeness. To reclaim our roles as wisdom-carriers, spiritual and political leaders, sacred embodiments of the Divine Feminine and protectors of Earth. To reclaim our bodies and wombs as sacred. To reclaim ourselves as life-givers – not only to children, but to creative projects, communities and socially conscious business.

  • Receive the wisdom of ceremony & sacred rituals to remind us of our own inner wisdom
  • Replenish mind & body with gentle & restorative yoga & remember the importance of self care
  • Reclaim your life through reflection & guided self inquiry
  • Return home refreshed, attuned, and repurposed as wisdom carriers and earth protectors

Julie Kaus - 2017Julie Kaus is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, registered yoga teacher (E-RYT200 and graduate of Sierra Bender’s Wholistic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training), Wellness Educator & Mentor, and Ecotherapist. Julie thrives on assisting clients and students to turn life’s challenges into golden opportunities for growth. She creates a safe environment for participants to explore themselves with curiosity and compassion.

 


 

Healing Yoga for the Low Back, an 8 week serieslow back pain
taught by Margy Smariga, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist 
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm, September 27 – November 29 (no class November 8 or November 22)
Cost $160

Does chronic low back pain have you down?  Researchers are finding that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain can be as safe and effective as physical therapy in easing pain. Join us for a special 8-week therapeutic series to help you reduce low back pain, improve your posture, increase strength and flexibility, and learn ways to minimize discomfort and stress.

Never before offered in Maryland, this class series is based on the protocol used in an NIH-funded study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrating the effectiveness of yoga in relieving chronic low back pain.  These fun and informative classes—including lecture, discussion, experiential exploration, and a therapeutic yoga practice—will empower you to take charge of your own healing! All levels are welcome.*

*Note: This class is not recommended for those in acute pain or those who have had recent back surgery.

Margy - yoga therapistMargy Smariga, MA, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist
Margy is a graduate of Bagheera Yoga/PruYoga’s 200-hour teacher training, the American Viniyoga Institute’s (AVI’s) 500-hour teacher training, and AVI’s 500-hour yoga therapist training. She currently serves on the faculty of AVI’s yoga therapist training program. Margy’s primary teacher, nationally known yoga therapist Gary Kraftsow, developed the protocol used in an NIH-funded study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrating the effectiveness of yoga in relieving chronic low back pain.